The student newspaper of, by, and for Ames High School.


The student newspaper of, by, and for Ames High School.


The student newspaper of, by, and for Ames High School.


As Senate File 496 modifies provisions related to school district library programs, classics such as Toni Morrisons Beloved and Alice Walkers The Color Purple are pulled from classroom shelves.

Books Banned From Iowa Classrooms – What Does it Look Like at Ames High?

Charlotte Canny, News Editor October 28, 2023

In the back corner of English teacher James Webb’s high school classroom is a collection of large reusable bags. They’re filled with books. “And there are more that need to be pulled,” he said. On...

The greenhouse will give students the opportunity to take a hands-on approach to biology. Students will be given the opportunity to curate plant species of their choice and be actively involved in every step of the process. This image was created with Canva.

AHS Introduces New Greenhouse Renovations

Sam Galindo, Opinion Editor October 28, 2023

Many Ames students have noticed new facilities being constructed outside near the big lot, and surely they have asked themselves what these new facilities are. This school year, students will have access...

Dr. Paul Numedahl works at his desk in the afternoon. Numedahl began his position in September and is planning to stay. “I’m not going anywhere,” he said.

AHS Welcomes New Principal Dr. Numedahl

Chantal de Macedo Eulenstein, Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2023

August 24th was not only the first day of school for returning sophomores, juniors, and seniors to Ames High, but for Ames High’s new principal, Dr. Paul Numedahl, as well. Numedahl is transferring from...

Review: Utopia by Travis Scott

Review: Utopia by Travis Scott

Brody Lang, Sports and Activities Editor September 22, 2023

The Houston native’s highly anticipated fourth studio album, Utopia, was released over a month ago, yet it still divides fans. From the first few seconds of the new project, listeners could tell that...

live intentionally.

live intentionally.

Lily Lupardus, Editor-in-Chief May 22, 2023

I lost pretty much an entire year of my life. In March 2020, the big bad that I don't even have to name turned from a slow-running stream to Niagara Falls. I don't know how to describe this section of...

What Were Listening to May 2023

What We’re Listening to May 2023

Elaina Johnson and Bennett Anderson May 22, 2023

As the school year comes to a close the Ames High WEB thought we would share our final playlist of the 2022-2023 school year. Aaron No Wok, Lucki  No One Knows, Brent Faiyaz Woman, Rema  ...

Opinion: There is No Such Thing as Responsible Animal Breeding

Opinion: There is No Such Thing as Responsible Animal Breeding

Elaina Johnson, Reviews Editor May 22, 2023

How do you get your pets? Adoption, pet stores, breeders, and circumstances (eg. through a friend or relative, found as strays) are among the most popular methods of obtaining a pet, namely dogs and cats....

Inflation – In a Nutshell

David Lee, Multimedia Manager May 16, 2023

This is the economic concept of Inflation - In a Nutshell, brought to you by minimum wage and a soon-to-be-broke college student! Today, we will explore what inflation is, why it's important to understand...

English Teacher Mr. Webb enjoys hanging out with his colleagues.

Life of James Webb

Sherry Wang, Guest Writer January 17, 2023

Every day, James Webb gets to school bright and early. But he is not there to learn. He’s got a boatload of tasks to accomplish to prepare for his high school students.  Ames High School English...

A Short Opinion Essay on Tanning

A Short Opinion Essay on Tanning

Elaina Johnson, Reviews Editor January 9, 2023

Looking at me, there is no question that I am very pale. Even in the summer, I glow in the sun like Edward from Twilight. For reference, in Fenty beauty’s famous shade range of foundations, I am the...

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